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POLITICO: Romney As Cartoon Millionaire

On February 8, 2012, POLITICO reported:

Meet Mitt Romney, the parody.

He’s really rich, worth between $150 million and “$200-odd million,” as he memorably put it.

He thinks “corporations are people,” but doesn’t much worry about real people if they’re “very poor.”

Homes? Three. Tax returns? None of your business. He invests in the same exotic places a James Bond villain might, the Cayman Islands and a Swiss bank account.

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And the reality is, Romney himself is helping them do it.

It’s more than miscues here and there – it’s Romney’s way of talking about jobs, or firing service providers, or wealth, or taxes, by a man whose success in the business world came in private equity, a field that not many Americans understand easily and which his campaign has done little to define. And it all plays into the narrative of Romney as disconnected from average people.

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